When can I plant Field Peas in Zone 11a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 11a it's a good idea to estimate when it's the best time to plant field peas.


Planting Calendar for Field Peas

Frost tolerance for field peas: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since field peas do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant field peas
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant field peas
Probably not a good time to plant field peas

The earliest that you can plant field peas in Zone 11a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant field peas and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your field peas may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your field peas indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 40°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11a is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to cover your field peas if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low40°F
Highest Expected Low45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11a.